Many auto recalls aren’t launched promptly as many carmakers fail to recognize the issue with their vehicles right away. Oftentimes, problems arise long before a recall is launched, and they end up impacting a great number of people.
According to a series of news reports, several Ford Explorer owners are complaining of feeling certain health conditions often associated with carbon monoxide poisoning. As these reports of dizziness, nausea, and even vomiting continue to surface, it’s important that drivers are serious about their safety by keeping an eye on how Ford and the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will deal with this problem.
According to Ford’s safety communications manager, the vehicles in question, the Ford Explorers, “are safe.” The company has promised to look into the complaints and investigate further even as it vows that no carbon monoxide leaks or related issues have been found.
Despite their reassurances, more than 1,300 Ford Explorer owners have reported feeling sick or dizzy and the reports have flooded the NHTSA.
The federal agency has been investigating this issue since 2016 and in January, the Center for Auto Safety sent a letter to the company’s CEO. The consumer watchdog organization is asking Ford to launch a recall that would impact 1.33 million Explorers. Impacted vehicles are all from the 2011 through 2017 years. This recall would be associated with the suspected carbon monoxide leaks.
Afraid of tragedies happening long before the company takes action, CAS is working hard to ensure the manufacturer issues the recall. But if Ford doesn’t, then car owners will be exposed to risks.
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